poet, humanist, blogfor equality, peace,former dancer. US born now in Stockholm. 500px FB TUMBLR wordpress; daninstockholm.wordpress..com

Flowers Colors Sweden Gräsö EyeEm Best Shots Eye4photography  EyeEm Nature Lover
Cat Katt Curious EyeEmBestPics Nature Gräsö Hello World Eye4photography
Flowers Midsommarkransen Midsommar Gräsö Blommor EyeEm Best Shots Eye4photography  EyeEm Nature Lover Sweden Midsummer
Midsommar Midsummer Sverige Stockholm Daisy Flowers Holidays Eye4photography  EyeEm Best Shots
Dandelion Mystery Walking Around Flowers Nature Eye4photography  EyeEm Best Shots
Flowers EyeEm Best Shots Eye4photography  Orchids
Open The Door I Have A Story To Tell Early morning 25th of November, a cold wet morning, Gunbrit awakened and thought back in time. Tomorrow would be her 100th birthday and she wondered if anyone would remember. Bengt, her husband had passed long ago, and she had not spoken to her only child, Ole, in years. She remembered the last conversation they had together. It was the First of May, International Workers Day. She had just found out that he was going to demonstrate with the Nazis. She told him she was ashamed of him and never wanted to see his face again. Those words haunted her as she faced the morning, as they had every morning since then. Sweden was, to her, the most free country in the world and her pride in that reputation was enormous. She had been a lifelong member of the left party, strong and proud in her belief in the equality of all, a fact which no doubt fuelled her adamant refusal to make amends with her son. She had, in fact, not spoken his name in years. Though she was fragile of course, at her advanced age, she was still spry mentally and maintained a semblance of self sufficency surprising for someone at 100 years. She got out of bed and went to start the day. Her home assistant would be there soon to help her with breakfast and all that went into her increasingly limited existence. She rarely left the apartment anymore for health reasons she felt her world was collapsing in on it's self. She turned on the radio, the volume very high so she could hear it, Always station P1, she hadn't missed the program "God Morgon Världen" in a very long time, she felt like she was friends with the hosts. It brought her pleasure to hear their voices. She remembered the flower shop that she and her late husband had opened down the block. They had owned it for 30 years before retiring. The money the had made selling it went to travel. They both loved life and always went with the moment, a fact that she never regretted even though she had precious little money now. In the many years in the neighborhood she had made many friends, but sadly she had outlived those who had not moved on and she was always bad at staying in touch. That meant that there was no one around that she felt close to, that she could talk to or invite to a fika. Her upcoming birthday was a reminder of her isolation. Maria was to be her assistant that day, she tried to be nice to Gunbrit but it was difficult. With her own problems to deal with and the work conditions, constant understaffing causing the most unreasonable demands, Maria didn't have the time or energy to do what the job required. Gunbrit loved the flowers she brought, but always wished that Maria could stay longer. Maria had made plans to have a small celebration for her birthday tomorrow, a princess cake and a card together with flowers, but that was tomorrow. Today, she was running late and trying hard to get there on time. She knew that Gunbrit,, even with her stubborn self sufficency needed much help. Digging her keys out of her handbag, Maria opened the door to find Gunbrit on the floor. She rushed to determine what had happened and if she was breathing. As she leaned over, she heard Gunbrit mutter a word with her last breath, a word she hadn't said in decades, "Ole".
Chimney Smoke Cottage Gräsö Sverige Eye4black&white  EyeEm Best Shots - Black + White Eye4photography  EyeEm Best Shots
Fireplace Cottage Gräsö Hanging Out Chilling EyeEm Best Shots Eye4photography  Blackandwhite EyeEmBestPics Eye4black&white
Trees Midsummer Midsommar Midnight EyeEm Best Shots - Black + White Blackandwhite Eye4photography  EyeEm Best Shots Nature
Old Sign Sepia Enjoying Life Outdoors Gräsö EyeEm Best Shots - Black + White Eye4photography  EyeEm Best Shots
Dandelion EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Best Shots - Black + White Blackandwhite Nature Gräsö In The Forest Ute I Landet
Open The Door I Have A Story To Tell The door. Introduction. This photo was taken last night as i waited for the bus to take me to work. As you can see it's of a normal entry into a normal apartment building. The outside is covered up with scafolding and netting now because they are putting a new facade on. I started to wonder who lived there? What stories do they have? I'm going to use this door to tell their stories. Just a couple of paragraphs for each tenant together with a new edit of the pic, the lady who turns 100, the quiet guy no one remembers, the angry young man, the asylum seeker. I hope you find it intriguing.
Trees Wood Nature Eye4photography  EyeEmBestPics EyeEm Nature Lover Eye4black&white  Sverige EyeEm Best Shots - Black + White
Midsummer Sweden EyeEm Nature Lover Eye4photography  EyeEm Best Shots Blommor Butterfly Fjäril Gräsö
Taken last night at 23:17 during our walk in the country. EyeEm Best Shots Eye4photography  Nightphotography Midnight Midsummer Midsommar Sky Sunset Colours The Purist (no Edit, No Filter)
Light And Shadow EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Best Shots - Black + White Taking Photos
Anarchy Graffiti Stockholm, Sweden My Neighborhood
Glad Påsk Happy Easter
www.povertyisnotacrime.org Poverty Is Not A Crime Humaninterest Homeless Begging